Heaven Bent Auckland Gospel Choir

Heaven Bent is an auditioned,, community choir, based in Auckland, New Zealand. We specialise in singing a cappella music from the African American/Gospel tradition, along with modern African, Maori, and other Pacific music. As well as holding our own concerts we are available for events ranging from charity to church to corporate. For more information please email info@heavenbent.org.nz

Recent Gigs


Organ Donation Thanksgiving Service Heaven Bent sang at the Organ Donors Thanksgiving Service again this year in May and received warm thanks from Organ Donation NZ read here >>


End of Year Concert Covid didn't stop us this time and we got to fill the hall for a well received concert in December 2022. We also went singing Christmas Carols around the Auckland Hospital again and had some heart warming experiences with patients on the wards.


Recording Session Heaven Bent spent some time in the recording studio a couple of weeks back laying down a backing track for Julie Ann Weiler produced by Chris McCollum The CD is scheduled to be release early 2023.



Omicron kept us practicing by zoom for the first half of the year. Then we started practicing with masks. Then without masks and people were dropping like flies - it's still out there

But we have an end of year concert planned...... watch this space


That unprecedented event Covid kept us from performing for most of this year

June – First concert for far too long

Juneteenth Concert - Amazing Grace in the Ponsonby Baptist Church



Dec – Singing carols ar Auckland Hospital.


The rest of the year things got cancelled and we were locked down .... it was "that year" ...... but it didn't end there ....





Nov – Gallery opening, NorthArt Gallery, Northcote
Sep – VoCo multi-choir concert at Holy Trinity Cathedral
June – Concert at Te Aroha Co-operative Church, Te Aroha
May – Marshall wedding, Narrow Neck Beach
May – Donors’ Service of Thanksgiving, Holy Trinity Cathedral


Nov – Takanini School fundraiser for membership of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra – one of the school’s first steps towards being able to introduce a significant music program.
Aug – Fundraiser concert for St Aiden’s Presbyterian Church, Northcote.
May – Donors’ Service of Thanksgiving, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland.


May – Donors’ Service of Thanksgiving, Holy Trinity Cathedral,Parnell, Auckland.









Nov – Heaven Bent’s 20th Year Concert and Celebration. Ponsonby Baptist Church. Former members and conductors attended this rousing event and fun party.
Sept – The inaugural VoCo concert, featuring Heaven Bent and 7 other choirs/vocal groups. Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland.
Aug – Sing Out Gospel, concert at Michael Park School Auditorium, Ellerslie.
May – Donors’ Service of Thanksgiving, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland.


Dec – End of Year Concert at Ponsonby Baptist Church, Ponsonby.
Aug – Living Gospel, concert at Michael Park School Auditorium, Ellerslie.
May – Fundraiser at Christ Church Warkworth, with first half performed by Kai Rhythmix and Mahurangi Senior College Choir.
May – Donors’ Service of Thanksgiving. Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland.

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